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Solved Paper of CS Preliminary 2017 Paper II (General Study) Exam

Qn 11: If second and fourth Saturdays and ,all the Sundays are taken as only holidays for an office, what would be the minimum number of possible working days of any month of any year?

(a) 23
(b) 22
(c) 21
(d) 20

Qn 12: If there is a policy that 1/3rd of population of a community has migrated every year from one place, to some other place, what is the leftover population of that community after the sixth year, if there is no further growth in the population during this period?

(a) 16/243rd part of the population
(b) 32/243rd part of the population
(c) 32/729th part of the population
(d) 64/729th part of the population

Qn 13: Four tests—Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology are to be conducted on four consecutive days, not necessarily in the same order. The Physics test is held before the test which is conducted after Biology. Chemistry is conducted exactly after two tests are held. Which is the last test held?

(a) Physics
(b) Biology
(c) Mathematics
(d) Chemistry

Qn 14: The sum of income of A and B is more than that of C and D taken together. The sum of income of A and C is the same as that of B and D taken together. Moreover, A earns half as much as the sum of the income of B and D. Whose income is the highest?

(a) A
(b) B
(c) C
(d) D

Qn 15: Consider the following:

Statement:
Good voice is a natural gift but one has to keep practising to improve and well in the field of music
Conclusions:
Natural gifts need nurturing and care
Even though one’s voice is not good, one can keep practising

Which one of the following is correct, in respect of the above statement and conclusions?

(a) Only conclusion I follows from the statement
(b) Only conclusion II follows from the statement
(c) Either conclusion I or conclusion II follows from the statement
(d) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows from the statement

Qn 16: There are three pillars X, Y and Z of different heights. Three spiders A, B and C start to climb on these pillars simultaneously. In one chance, A climbs on X by 6 cm but slips down 1 cm. B climbs on Y by 7 cm but slips down 3 cm. C climbs on Z by 6.5 cm but slips down 2 cm. If each of them requires 40 chances to reach the top of the pillars, what is the height of the shortest pillar?

(a) 161 cm
(b) 163 cm
(c) 182 cm
(d) 210 cm

Qn 17: “Rights are certain advantageous conditions of social well being indispensable to the true development of the citizen.”

In the light of this statement, which one of the following is the correct understanding of rights?

(a) Rights aim at individual good only
(b) Rights aim at social good only
(c) Rights aim at both individual and social good
(d) Rights aim at individual good devoid of social well-being

Qn 18: 15 students failed in a class of 52. After removing the names of failed students, a merit order list has been prepared in which the position of Ramesh is 22nd from the top. What is his position from the bottom?

(a) 18th
(b) 17th
(c) 16th
(d) 15th

Qn 19: Consider the following:

A+ B means A is the son of B
A – B means A is the wife of B
What does the expression P + R – Q mean? (a) Q is the son of P
(b) Q is the wife of P
(c) Q is the father of P
(d) None of the above

Qn 20: Gopal bought a cell phone and sold it to Ram at 10% profit. Then Ram wanted to sell it back to Gopal at 10% loss. What will be Gopal’s position if he agreed?

(a) Neither loss nor gain
(b) Loss 1%
(c) Gain 1%
(d) Gain 0.5%